I’m sure you all remember the launch of the Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups range, which included everything from The Hipster to The Hangover. Well, it seems the series wasn’t quite done and dusted in October, with The Mum now available to pre-order.
We haven't got hands on with these as yet, but we've got reasonable expectations for the first Secondhand & Vintage City Guides by Vivays Publishing.
We have featured the previous vintage-style maps by Herb Lester Associates and if you liked those, we're pretty sure you'll love the new one, An East London Companion.
According to the folk behind this, a lot of time has been put into this particular project, a guide to East London shops, cafés, bars, pubs, butchers, bakers and even a candlestick maker. There are 99 entries in total, from an area stretching from Old Street to Hackney Wick. Some of those will be unfamiliar even to locals. Boi Gordo, Casa Mexico and Mama Vic’s are apparently all 'real finds', and while Labour And Wait, Present and Pizza East may be better known, they’re certainly deserving of a mention on the map.
It was designed and illustrated in east London, litho printed on recycled paper. £4 gets you one. See over the page for a brief glimpse inside.
Find out more at the Herb Lester website